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PowerEdge 1900 SBS re-install

I need to re-install SBS Windows on my PowerEdge 1900 I bought in 2006.

I insert the "Installation and Server Management CD" and after doing a bunch of disk configuration it prompts me for the "Microsoft Windows Server 2003 CD".

The CD's that came with the PowerEdge are:

"Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition" Disk 1

"Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2" Disk 2

"Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2" Disk 3

"Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2" Disk 4

"Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Technologies CD"

I tried putting each of the CD's in and it spits it out and prompts again for "Microsoft Windows Server 2003 CD".

Does anybody have any suggestions?  

Having failed I tried booting from "Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition" Disk 1 which worked but when I start the Windows Installation it wants tells me no hard drives where detected and to insert the "Manufacturers Hardware Installation Disk" which of course I don't have.

Does anybody have a suggestion.  Shouldn't I be able to recover my system using the CD's that Dell provided with the purchase?

Thanks.

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